Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Before I begin my review for Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, I should tell you that I am a huge Neil deGrasse Tyson fan. This man changed my life a few years ago when he opened my eyes to the science of the Universe and the beginning of life. Suddenly, the world didn’t seem small.

In saying that, I promised myself, for the sake of Word Gurgle, that I would read and review this book with an open mind and unbiased opinion.

I’m kidding. I purchased this novel, so I’ll review it any damn way I choose.

Dr. Tyson does a fantastic job simplifying everything any ordinary, non-scientific person needs to know. It was easy to read, easy to understand and never got boring. He took a subject that normally intimidated me and turned it into something understandable. He always does. It’s probably the reason why I’ve developed a love and adoration for the cosmos over the last few years.

I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who wants to understand our universe but cannot normally understand Astrophysics.

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T I T L E: Astorphysics for People in a Hurry

A U T H O R: Neil deGrasse Tyson

P U B L I S H • D A T E : May 2, 2017

P U B L I S H E R: W. W. Norton Company

I S B N:  9780393609394

Non-Fiction, Science


What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.


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